PT ZONE: Scrap Reclaim

PT Article Connecticut Joins Film Recycling Initiative
A major focus of the new partnership will be to increase voluntary participation in the recycling of plastic bags, wraps and other film packaging at supermarkets, grocery stores and other retail locations. More (+)
Bunting Magnetics Co. Appoints New Western Territory Sales Manager
Wendy Doll brings Bunting Magnetics 15 years of experience in manufacturing sales and support and familiarity with Western U.S. More (+)


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OVERVIEW:
Scrap Reclaim

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Processors of all types try to avoid generating scrap, but when it is made it generally is re-used by putting it back into the process. Production (or post-industrial) scrap includes off-spec parts, sprues, edge trim from film and sheet, and the like. It is usually reduced in size by devices such as granulators, shredders and pulverizers, and re-fed into the processing machine.


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